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Digital Content Resources - Early Learning

 These resources have not been examined for compliance with the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA)  and Education Law 2-d, therefore schools that choose to utilize any of these resources must ensure compliance where applicable. For more information on Education Law 2-d and data privacy and security in general  please refer to NYSED’s Data Privacy and Security webpage.

The sites below are provided as options and sources for ideas and inspiration only. The list is also not exhaustive; there are many quality resources and learning activities available online.

  1. ABCYa(link is external) 
    • A free online website that covers Grades PreK – 3rd grade. Each grade is aligned to national standards and is split into 5 categories: letters, numbers, holiday, strategy, and skill.
  2. Starfall(link is external)
    • A combination of free and paid content that covers ELA, Math, and Social Studies topics in grades PreK-3rd grade.
  3. Khan Academy(link is external)
    • Allows students in grades Kindergarten – 3rd grade the opportunity to practice their math skills in a free online platform. Each grade level is aligned to Standards and covers a multitude of math concepts. 
  4. BrainPOP Jr.(link is external)
    • Geared to helping kids from Kindergarten to 3rd Grade.
    • This site offers tons of educational games and videos on subjects like social studies, math, science, art and history. Full access to the site requires a subscription, but there’s plenty of free content to explore.
  5. Storynory(link is external)
    • This website features a vast collection of audio stories where children can read along to the text. The website’s library includes original stories, fairy tales, and classics.
  6. DayByDayNY(link is external)
    • This free early-literacy resource is available to families, students, schools, and day-care providers as part of Ready to Read at New York Libraries. The Family Literacy Calendar includes engaging daily activities, songs, educational games, and an online book via One More Story that changes daily. The site also provides a link to the TumbleBook online book of the day.
    • DayByDayNY is also available in Spanish(link is external). 
  7. Fordham University's Thirty-two resources for entertaining energetic preschoolers during daycare and preschool closures(link is external)
  8. Vroom(link is external)
    • Designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5
    • Vroom is a global program of the Bezos Family Foundation. It is their belief all parents have the potential to create a bright future for their children. Their free, science-based tips and tools help parents and caregivers give children a great start in life today—and an even better future.
  9. Pebble Go(link is external)
    • Resources designed for parents in educators for students in Kindergarten – Grade 3. Currently their resources are free during school closures.
    • Pebble Go provides for read-alouds to appropriate texts for students in Kindergarten – 3rd Grade. Each read-aloud provides for extended learning opportunities. Some of the topics covered are animals, biographies, dinosaurs, science, and social studies.
  10. Early Childhood Advisory Council
  11. StoryOnline(link is external)
    • StoryOnline is a free YouTube channel by the SAG-AFTRA foundation where celebrities read aloud popular children’s picture books including titles such as Strega NonaHarry the Dirty DogSylvester and the Magic Pebble, and The Kissing Hand. These stories are geared towards students in prekindergarten – third grade. On average, the videos are 5 minutes to 10 minutes in length, depending on the story.